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FZNT24 KNHC 161435
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ001-170245-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A stationary front extending from Tampa Florida to
26N89W to 24N94W to 19N95W will lift northward as a warm front
through tonight, with weak low pres of 1016 mb developing near
30N95W. The low will move northward near the Texas coast through
late tonight and inland NE Texas and SW Louisiana on Sunday. High
pres will settle in over the area Sunday evening through Monday
night, then move eastward Tuesday evening through Wednesday as a
weak cold front moves across the northern waters.

$$

GMZ011-170245-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms.
.SUN...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 kt, shifting to E late. Seas 3 to 4
ft.

$$

GMZ013-170245-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ015-170245-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

GMZ017-170245-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to S in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt W of 96W, and SE to S 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...W of 96W, NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to E to SE in
the afternoon. Elsewhere, SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE late. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt
late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ019-170245-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Isolated
showers.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Isolated
showers.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Isolated showers.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated
showers.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to E to SE late. Seas
3 ft.

$$

GMZ021-170245-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 5 to 7 ft
Straits of Florida. Isolated showers.
.SUN...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated showers.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated
showers.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

$$

GMZ023-170245-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt, except NW to N 20 to 25 kt
W of 95W diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 8 to
10 ft in N swell, except 9 to 11 ft W of 95W subsiding to 6 to
8 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to E in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ025-170245-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1035 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated
showers.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Isolated
showers.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
showers.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

$$

Forecaster Aguirre


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